This letter was originally sent to Senator Ramsey last March. It unfortunately still applies :
Dear Senator Ramsey :
I don’t understand how the hatred of Barack Obama has become something like a political rite of passage in Tennessee. It amazes me that to be considered politically legitimate in this state you have to demonstrate that your hatred takes a back seat to no one.
I have had people tell me he simply is the wrong color and that is probably true for some but still…. there has to be more to it than that.
One representative told me there were only two political motivations that counted in Tennessee: hatred of Obama and fear of those who hated Obama. It just seemed so sad.
Bill Haslam thought it was enough to come up with a good sense proposition in Insure Tennessee. He was wrong. A deal that would serve 280,000 without costing Tennessee a dime complete with an exit strategy was simply labeled Obamacare and then all the good sense in the world no longer mattered. The problem with the governor was not that he cared too much. He hated too little.
I mean really… what else motivates a Republican legislature to embarass totally a Republican governor with a 70% approval rating?
Nobody is moving past Insure Tennessee. Your idea of waiting 2 years for a Republican president is silly. Don’t you really understand? People have waited too long and can’t and won’t wait any longer.
Your responsibility is to lead. We need a third motivation… an undying and determined effort to help the people of Tennessee regardless of who it makes mad or how politically incorrect it might be in some people’s eyes. Senator Ramsey that could be you.
Until next time.